What is it like to have your world turned upside down in an instant? Ask Saul of Tarsus. What is it like to be turned inside out in terms of who you truly are? Ask Saul of Tarsus. What is it like to have your very soul ripped away and handed back to you? Ask Saul of Tarsus. In terms of everything he believed and thought he knew about himself—this was the experience that Saul of Tarsus had on the road to Damascus. The most important event in human history apart from the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth is the conversion to Christianity of Saul of Tarsus. If Saul had remained a Pharisee, we would be missing thirteen of the twenty-seven books of the New Testament and Christianity’s early major expansion to the Gentiles. Without Paul, Christianity would probably be only of antiquarian or arcane interest. Join your sisters and brothers in Christ this Sunday for worship at 10:45 a.m. at the Yates Center First Christian Church at Washington and Main, as we continue this summer’s focus on the Book of Acts with this pivotal event in the life of the church and of human history.
Rev. Harold HICKS
I have served as pastor at First Christian Church of Yates Center for nine years, beginning at Christmas in 2008. The focus of the ministry of our a community of faith has always been worship, teaching, and service. I always place an emphasis on pastoral care and community engagement, and my wife Aeron, who served actively as co-pastor for five years, continues to serve the church with support of the fellowship. Aeron's Christian Life Seminars were enjoyable times of learning and sharing. She has written most of the blog posts and has provided bulletins, newsletters, and other publications to the fellowship including working with leaders to develop and file official church documents.